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1) Every grade level has a book on the history of chocolate, how chocolate is made, or where chocolate comes from.
2) Every grade level has a book on foxes, wolves, and spiders.
3) Still no books on hyenas. Keep the faith, brother.
4) We are highly inconsistant on the use of the serial comma.


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May. 2nd, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
Serial comma?

At least hyenas made it onto the cover of 'Things Not To Put In Your Mouth' :)

...not adding anything more here.
May. 2nd, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Please do not put in your mouth:

1) Three pounds of rock salt.
2) Synthetic fabric neckties.
3) A whole aubergine.
4) A hyena (striped).
5) A hyena (spotted).
6) A hyena (brown).
7) Cesium.
8) Your English professor.
9) A plinth, ceremonial or otherwise.
10) The One Ring.

(Ask Dr. Grammar! A serial comma seperates the second to the last and last section of a list-type sentence, as in "foxes, wolves, and spiders." Stylebooks do not agree on whether the serial comma--the one seperating wolves, and spiders--should be used or not. Personally, I find it irritating, but I've gotten in the habit of using it because it's how we do things at The Office. Where we do not put hyenas in our mouths, even on breaks.)
May. 2nd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)

Cereal Coma? Like what you get after eating too much frosted flakes saturday morning?
May. 3rd, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)

*Dr. Grammar beats you with a subordinate clause*
May. 3rd, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
Subordinate clause? Would that be like one of Santas underlings? I always thought those were elves.

May. 3rd, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
I share your pain regarding the serial comma. I actually devoted an entire lj entry once to my hatred for the Oxford comma.
May. 4th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Oxford comma? Would you please elaborate for the class?
May. 4th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC)
Different word for the same thing... the comma before 'and' in a list. my rant, with valid replies (actually, mostly just people agreeing with me)
May. 3rd, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
"Please do not put in your mouth:
8) Your English professor."

....but, wouldn't that be the best way to get an "A"?

May. 4th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Okay, well, there is some truth in this...
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